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There are more riding safaris and holidays in South Africa than anywhere else in Africa and the country has such diversity of scenery that there are many different types of ride. The quality of horses, guiding and accommodation and value for money can match those anywhere in the world.

Riding in big game areas where there are elephant, buffalo and lion is restricted to experienced riders but there are also safaris and trail rides for less experienced riders.


South Africa - Ant’s Lodges

Two beautifully designed and luxurious lodges based on their own private game reserves offering a very personal experience. All levels of riders are catered for on excellent well-schooled horses. Non riders are very welcome.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: No set weight limit.
  • Usual maximum: 10
5 star rating 67 reviews
Price from £1,184.43 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Wild Coast

Experience some of the best beach riding in South Africa. Stay all week near the horse’s base at Kei Mouth or join an exciting trail ride along the spectacular Wild Coast.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
4.5 star rating 21 reviews
Price from £1,410.03 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Wait A Little

Near to Kruger National Park this is a fun and challenging safari with opportunities for some great long fast canters. The horses are beautifully schooled and a pleasure to ride. Excellent possibilities to see the Big Five: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 5 to 9 nights / 4 to 8 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 7
5 star rating 21 reviews
Price from £2,100.00 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Horizon Lodge

Horizon is a great fun place for a riding holiday with many different riding activities on offer. A warm welcome and hospitality second to none. All riding abilities are catered for. Perfect for families wanting a great introduction to Africa.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
4.5 star rating 29 reviews
Price from £790.00 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Lesotho and South Africa - Lesotho Expedition

This is an off-grid adventure to experience the untouched wilds of the Sehlbathebe National Park, a part of Lesotho most tourists never get the chance to see.

Experience Level
  • Open May, Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 8 nights / 7 to 8 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 6 reviews
Price from £1,692.04 for 8 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Cape Winelands riding

Explore the winelands of the Western Cape around Paarl. Be entranced by a scenery of rugged mountains, lush vineyards and gabled Dutch homesteads and indulge in wine tastings and fine cuisine – a truly unforgettable holiday. Perhaps join the Cape Gourmet Wine Trail, an adventure of seven nights visiting many glorious wine farms.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 7 nights
  • Weight limit: 15st 9lbs (100 kg) (219 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 6 reviews
Price from £1,285.95 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Botswana and South Africa - African Explorer

A fabulous holiday combining super riding in two countries over eight days (seven nights). The first four nights are spent at Camp Davidson the tented camp at Horizon. On the fifth day transfer by road to Botswana to explore the Tuli Block at Limpopo for three nights.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
4 star rating 8 reviews
Price from £1,715.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Moolmanshoek

Surrounded by some of the highest mountains in South Africa this centre based ride offers some thrilling riding on surefooted horses. Moolmanshoek private reserve is home to a variety of game and over 300 horses including a Boerperd stud and Arabians bred for endurance.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 32
5 star rating 1 review
Price from £989.00 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )